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EWU women’s basketball wins second straight with thriller over Cal Poly

EWU women’s basketball wins second straight with thriller over Cal Poly

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 13, 2017


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Four players scored in double figures on Dec. 11, as the EWU women's basketball team finished its three-game home stand with a 75-72 victory over Cal Poly. The Eagles, now 4-5 on the season, will head to Indiana where they will play Purdue, Saint Mary's and Tennessee-Martin in the asketball Travelers...

EWU men’s basketball long road trip ends in heartbreaking loss

EWU men’s basketball long road trip ends in heartbreaking loss

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017


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The EWU men's basketball team concluded its lengthy road trip on Tuesday evening, losing to the University of Wyoming 93-88 in overtime. The Eagles knocked down a season-high 15 three-pointers in the game, and led by as many as 13 in the first half. The Cowboys stormed back in the second frame, scoring...

EWU women’s basketball flattens Multnomah on Kid’s Day

EWU women’s basketball flattens Multnomah on Kid’s Day

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 9, 2017


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The opening to the EWU women’s basketball schedule has included some of best teams in NCAA Division I. This has resulted in the Eagles opening the season 2-4. On Friday morning, in front of a home crowd that included over 2,500 children, the Eagles took out some of their frustrations on Multnomah University...

EWU women’s basketball drops game to Boise State as Hodgins sisters reunite

EWU women’s basketball drops game to Boise State as Hodgins sisters reunite

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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There was a Hodgins family reunion at Reese Court on Dec. 3, as the EWU women’s basketball team fell to Boise State University 61-57. Eagles senior forward—and the program's No. 3 in career points–Delaney Hodgins faced off against her sister, BSU sophomore guard Braydey Hodgins. Their older sister...

EWU women’s basketball falls to Gonzaga in non-conference play

EWU women’s basketball falls to Gonzaga in non-conference play

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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The EWU women's basketball team stayed with the Gonzaga Bulldogs for one and a half quarters on Thursday night in Spokane. Then, the Eagles went three and a half minutes without scoring, and the hometown Bulldogs used a 12-0 run to pace themselves to the 69-45 victory. Junior forward Jill Barta scored...

Basketball alum Alvin Snow, now a sports agent, gives back

Basketball alum Alvin Snow, now a sports agent, gives back

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


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Former EWU men’s basketball player Alvin Snow was the source of a number of “firsts” during his four years with the Eagles. Team-wise, Snow was a main cog in the program’s first-ever berths in the NCAA Tournament (2004) as well as the National Invitation Tournament (2003). The team won 69 ga...

Hodgins reaches scoring milestone as Eagles continue non-conference play

Hodgins reaches scoring milestone as Eagles continue non-conference play

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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The EWU women’s basketball team is five games into its 12-game non-conference schedule. So far, the slate has seen the Eagles take on teams like 2016 WNIT participant Brigham Young University and No. 10 ranked University of Oregon. Still to come, EWU will visit Gonzaga University on Thursday, Nov. 30...

Long road trip continues for men’s basketball team

Long road trip continues for men’s basketball team

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

Ten games. Thirty-seven days. That is how long the EWU men’s basketball team will go without a home game. After opening the season at home with a victory against Walla Walla University on Nov. 10, the Eagles won’t return to Reese Court until Dec. 17. Six games into the road trip and seven games i...

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The EWU football season is over. On Sunday morning, the FCS committee announced the 24-team playoff bracket on ESPNU, and the Eagles were left out. Head coach Aaron Best was in disbelief following the outcome. "Shocked," said Best. "Absolutely shocked. I felt like our resume was bold, was strong....

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

On Senior Night at Roos Field, the No. 18 ranked EWU football team demolished Portland State University 59-33. The Eagles outscored the Vikings 28-0 in the third quarter, and senior wide receiver Nic Sblendorio nearly broke the school's single-game receiving record in the final game of the regular season. With...

Women’s basketball ready to eclipse expectations

Women’s basketball ready to eclipse expectations

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

In 2016, the EWU women’s basketball team were led by the stellar trio of junior forward Delaney Hodgins, senior point guard Tisha Phillips and senior forward Ashli Payne. All three players averaged over 10 points a game. They were the team’s three leading players in rebounds, and Phillips led ...

Cross-country concludes its season at NCAA West Regionals

Cross-country concludes its season at NCAA West Regionals

By Logan Stanley, Managing Editor

November 16, 2017


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After three months of competition, the EWU cross-country teams finished their seasons at the NCAA West Regionals held at Jefferson Golf Course in Seattle this past weekend. On the men’s side, the team placed 24th out of 30 competing schools. For the women, the squad placed 24th in the 36-team fiel...

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